Jennie E Bird

1868–1912 (Age 44)
Dix, Schuyler, New York, United States

The Life of Jennie E

When Jennie E Bird was born on 16 July 1868, in Dix, Schuyler, New York, United States, her father, Orison Emmet Bird, was 39 and her mother, Margaret Jane Bird, was 34. She married John L Van Vliet in 1902, in New York, United States. She lived in Wappinger, Dutchess, New York, United States for about 20 years and Wappingers Falls, Wappinger, Dutchess, New York, United States in 1940. She died on 21 September 1912, in Watkins Glen, Dix, Schuyler, New York, United States, at the age of 44, and was buried in Watkins Glen, Dix, Schuyler, New York, United States.

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Jennie E Bird
John L Van Vliet
Marriage: 1902

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New York, United States

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World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 2

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
1870 · Giving all the right to vote

Age 2

The Act was an extension of the Fifteenth Amendment, that prohibited discrimination by state offices in voter registration. It also helped empower the President with the authority to enforce the first section of the Fifteenth Amendment throughout the United States. Being the first of three Enforcement Acts passed by the Congress, it helped combat attacks on the suffrage rights of African Americans.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 13

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: from Middle English bird, brid ‘nestling’, ‘young bird’ (Old English bridd), applied as a nickname or perhaps occasionally as a metonymic occupational name for a bird catcher. The metathesized form is first found in the Northumbrian dialect of Middle English, but the surname is more common in central and southern England. It may possibly also be derived from Old English burde ‘maiden’, ‘girl’, applied as a derisory nickname.2 Irish: Anglicization of Gaelic Ó hÉanacháin or Ó hÉinigh, in which the first element (after Ó) has been taken as Gaelic éan ‘bird’ ( see Heneghan ).3 Jewish: translation of various Ashkenazic surnames meaning ‘bird’, as for example Vogel .

Possible Related Names

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Jennie Bird in household of Oscar E Bird, "New York State Census, 1875"
  • Jennie Bird in household of Oscar Bird, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Jennie Bird in household of Oscar Bird, "United States Census, 1880"

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